You bet we can!! When we integrate 2 or more Standards, the time savings start immediately! It takes some work to combine some of the requirements, but the benefits last for the life of the system.
Top Management Benefits Management can literally kill multiple birds with one stone. As we go down the list of requirements in clause 5, Leadership, it’s easy to see how an integrated system saves auditing multiple managers. It will be much easier for management to show how they’ve met the requirements by using different examples across multiple Standards. And management will have a better picture of the overall effectiveness of the system by looking from different perspectives – Quality, Environment and Health and Safety, for example.
Auditing Benefits Integrated audits (Internal and External) will take less time than 2 separate audits. And more synergy is waiting for you. Not only that, opportunities for improvement can be leveraged: a weakness found on the quality side might just be an opportunity for improvement in the environmental area. Check with your Registrar – they’ll be able to trim some hours through efficiency. And the best benefit? There will be fewer interruptions for your people. Good news all ’round!
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About the author
Jim Moran, MA Ed., Co-Founder, Simplify ISO Inc., has been serving clients like you since 1992. We will help you get certified and stay certified.
Jim and the SimplifyISO team provide you with a cloud-based management system to satisfy all the Standards requirements, client requirements any any other requirements that you have to meet. Website: https://simplifyiso.com/
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